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Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood
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ISBN 9781841504155
Paperback 302 pages

Published June 2011
Imprint: Intellect
Books by Lincoln Geraghty
Books in Film Studies
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Edited by Lincoln Geraghty
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With its sprawling celebrity homes, the Walk of Fame, and the iconic sign on the hill, Hollywood is truly the land of stars. Glamorous and larger-than-life, many of the most memorable motion pictures of all time have emanated from its multimillion-dollar film industry, which exports more films per capita than that of any other nation.

Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood lays out the cinematic history of Tinseltown - the industry, the audiences, and, of course, the stars - highlighting important thematic and cultural elements throughout. Profiles and analyses of many of the industry’s most talented and prolific directors give insights into their impact on Hollywood and beyond. A slate of blockbuster successes - and notable flops - are here discussed, providing insight into the ever-shifting aesthetic of Hollywood’s enormous global audience. User-friendly and concise yet containing an astonishing amount of information, Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood shows how truly indispensable the Hollywood film industry is and provides a fascinating account of its cultural and artistic significance as it marks its centennial.

Chapter titles
Introduction by the Editor
Hollywood: A History?
The Hollywood Film Industry
Stardom
Directors
Westerns
Crime Film
Science Fiction
Horror
Comedy
Historical Films
Musicals
War Films
Dramas
Romance
Romance
Animation
Blockbusters
Recommended Reading
Online Resources
Filmography
Notes on Contributors
Reviews
'Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood is an attractive collection beyond the critical dissection of many of American cinema’s best-loved films. A coffee-table paperback, it includes a wealth of gorgeous production stills and other photographs, in both glossy color and black and white.'Pop Matters

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